July 14 at 8:00 PM July 15 at 8:00 PM July 16 at 2:00 PM
New Hazlett Theater 6 Allegheny Square E, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Children's Performance July 15 at 4:00 PM
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As a new works company, we are always creating, experimenting, learning, and growing. This ongoing creative process enables us to continuously explore different ideas and present pieces by a variety of artists.
Each year, Texture Contemporary Ballet creates and presents more new work than most other companies across the country. We are very proud to offer our audience something that is new and fresh at every performance.
This production of Smooth Moves marks the start of Texture’s thirteenth season, and we are kicking this performance off with a bang! Smooth Moves opens with The Beauty of Flight, which was co-choreographed by Alan Obuzor and Kelsey Bartman and originally premiered in 2019. This piece starts with high energy, features the dazzling music of the Piano Guys, and the choreography ranges from powerful, beautiful, dramatic, athletic, and everything in between!
Texture is excited to bring in guest choreographer Henry Steele. Henry, who is originally from Wollongong, Australia, graduated from Point Park University, danced with Texture as a guest dancer for many seasons, and has also been a company dancer with Parsons Dance based out of NYC. Henry’s new work, Scala ad Caelum, which translates to stairway to heaven, is set to the stirring music of Ludovico Einaudi and Yoko Shimomura and explores how one might navigate their transition to their final destination.
Closing this program is a new piece by Artistic Director Alan Obuzor, Jamie, set to the heartfelt music of Jamie Cullum. Mr. Cullum is an English jazz-pop singer & songwriter whose passion for life and storytelling is apparent in each of his songs and in the way that he performs. With the combination of Alan’s choreography and Cullum’s music, this piece will give snapshots of some of the universal stories that we all experience through our lives.
Join us this summer to see these athletic and dramatic works - Smooth Moves is on stage July 14-16, and kicks off Texture's thirteenth season!
*Group sales available for groups of 10 or more - Contact: 412-322-8332. *For more information about accessibility, contact Marjorie Liese at firstname.lastname@example.org
The New Hazlett Theater is a creative hub for a diverse range of artists, audiences, and performances. *The New Hazlett Theater is fully wheelchair accessible. Assistive listening devices available upon request
Texture's season is made possible in part with generous support from:
Arts, Equity, & Education Fund
A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation
Allegheny Regional Asset District
The Fine Foundation
The Heinz Endowments
New Hazlett Theater
Pennsylvania Partners on the Arts
PNC Charitable Trust
For information on accessibility contact Marjorie Liese: Marjorie@TextureBallet.org
Texture Contemporary Ballet P.O. Box 100176 Pittsburgh, PA 15233